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from the kitchen of Susan Hase

1 pound Black Angus ground chuck
1 pound sweet Italian sausage
¼ cup Italian dressing (premixed dressing out of the bottle, not dry mix)

6 slices Mozzarella cheese
6 whole wheat Kaiser rolls, buttered and grilled

Mix meats together and add Italian dressing. Mix together and form six patties.
Grill outside, stove top, or under the broiler.
Add cheese and heat till begins is melt.
Serve, smothered in Susan’s warmed Pizza Sauce, on prepared Kaiser rolls.
Other toppings you might add: sauté mushrooms, onions, green peppers, tiny pepperoni in butter and garlic ‘til veggies are soft, then put on top of cooked burger/sauce and cheese.

Susan’s Famous Homemade Pizza Sauce
1-6 oz. can tomato paste
¾ cups warm water
3 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/8 cup honey
¾ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
¼ teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon red pepper
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients and mix together, breaking up any clumps of cheese.
Sauce should sit for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

Make MORE and make it easy: Multiply ingredients dry by 8 and store in the refrigerator.
When you’re ready to use the sauce, mix together wet ingredients and add one tablespoon of premixed dry ingredients to complete the sauce.

Terri’s Notes:
~ One of the BEST recipes I’ve ever posted.
~ The secret’s in the sauce! Susan said it best: “I was looking for a new recipe to serve my family and came up with this concoction one night…it was a big hit. One of our favorites, yummo! The sauce is scrumptious and great for pizzas too!”
~ Need a party snack? Make the meat mixture into meatballs. Keep them warm in a crockpot with the sauce added or served on the side as a dipping sauce.


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